amazing, can give me any about you. But how can you write to me? I will not suffer it—and now, good Mr. Chute will write for you. I am so angry at your writing immediately after that dreadful operation, though I see your goodness in it, that I will not say a word more to you. All the rest is to Mr. Chute.
What shall I say to you, my dearest Sir, for all your tenderness to poor Mr. Mann and me? as you have so much friendship for him, you may conceive how much I am obliged to you. How much do I regret not having had more opportunities of showing' you my esteem and love, before this new attention to Mr. Mann. You do flatter me, and tell me he is recovering—may I trust you ? and don't you say it, only to comfort me ?—Say a great deal for me to Mr. Whithed; he is excessively good to me ; I don't know how to thank him. I am happy that you are so well yourself, and so constant to your fasting. To reward your virtues, I will tell you all the news I know; not much, but very extraordinary. What would be the most extraordinary event that you think could happen ? Would not—next to his becoming a real patriot—the Duke of Argyll's resigning be the most unexpected ? would anything be more surprising than his immediately resigning power and profit, after having felt the want of them ? Be that as it will, he literally, actually resigned all his new commissions yesterday, because the King refused to employ the Tories. What part he will act next, is yet to come. Mrs. Boothby said, upon the occasion, 'that in one month's time he had contrived to please the whole nation—the Tories, by going to Court; the Whigs, by leaving it.'
They talk much of impeaching my father, since they